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Preserving architectural heritage of the city through the prism of the Ivano-Frankivsk Lore Museum

Realized 18.11.2022 - 31.12.2022

7 000 UAH

Every city, town or village in Ukraine has works of architectural artists inherited from the past, worthy of being preserved for posterity. Unfortunately, the problem of preserving the architectural heritage of Ivano-Frankivsk is still relevant in the new millennium. This issue should become the concern of the entire community of the city.  After all, the low social awareness of civil society regarding the need to preserve cultural heritage and its importance in the identification of the entire nation, low-quality information products and a low level of popularisation lead to the fact that the average resident of Ivano-Frankivsk does not value and destroys the heritage of previous generations: Replaces the wooden doors and windows of the tenement building with plastic ones, builds up the floors and makes the glazing of the colonnade, installs air conditioners, despite the fact that the building is considered an architectural monument of local importance, and sometimes completely destroys the building and spoils the historical centre of the city with modern bad taste, etc. An important aspect of the perception of architectural monuments is the awareness of their value and significance. A city that no longer exists: Losses suffered by the central part of Stanislavov during the First and Second World Wars; “Restoring or destroying?”, the architectural authorities of Ivano-Frankivsk were asked during the Soviet period. Preference was given to the last option. These are the terrible footage of the video chronicles of the lost city in 1917, 1944, 1972 and 1988, which can be watched at the exhibition of the already renovated hall “Urban life of the late 19th – and early 20th centuries”. The exhibition shows the life of ordinary city residents, because the study of everyday life allows you to better understand the world of the past, get closer to the perception of a certain era. The exposition presents things that the city’s residents used in their daily lives: Furniture, dishes, clocks, interior items, sculptures, small plastic things, photographs, accessories. The presented exhibits give an idea of the lifestyle, customs, etiquette and tastes of the city’s inhabitants of the late 19th and the early 20th centuries. Renovation of the urban life hall is a new complex work of the history unit of the Ivano-Frankivsk Local Lore Museum, which had been initiated even before the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation. The hall is already open to museum visitors. The new exhibition also raises the issue of preserving the historical face of the city. To fully immerse the visitor in the atmosphere of the “city that does not exist”, the museum needs multimedia equipment.

The Urban Space 100 funds covered the cost of installing multimedia equipment.

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